Instrumentation

The $10 ultrasound upgrade

Clip-on device gives standard 2D ultrasound machines 3D imaging capabilities. Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3D imaging abilities of their $250,000 … READ MORE

An app a day keeps the doctor away

Healthcare is poised for an upheaval, with the arrival of artificially intelligent health apps that could replace visits to the doctor. Smartening up medicine. Your.MD By Douglas Heaven, New Scientist 19 July 2017 Stiff neck, … READ MORE

Does smart clothing have a future?

This fall it will be possible to answer a call just by making a simple gesture on your jacket. You will be able to receive GPS directions, skip a song or turn up the music volume without having your mobile phone in your palm. The … READ MORE

Glassouse turns your head into a mouse

The Glassouse basically turns your head into a mouse or trackpad. If you can’t use your arms, this means you can finally navigate a computer screen, tablet or cell phone easily, on your own. Glassouse tracks head movements to … READ MORE

Silly putty with serious sensing capabilities

Jonathan Coleman holding a piece of G-Putty while his son Oisin holds a piece of Silly Putty. Naoise Culhane Photo Many composites blend stiff materials, such as glass or carbon fibers, into a softer elastic polymer matrix to generate … READ MORE

Paralyzed, yet walking again

With brain training and an exoskeleton, paraplegics seem to regain some feeling in their legs. Paraplegics who learned to control an Iron Man-like exoskeleton with their thoughts appeared to regain some feeling and function in their … READ MORE

Medical 3D printing for the radiologist

From personalized replacement body parts to safer surgeries, 3D printing is revolutionizing medicine. Dr. Frank Rybicki, an American expert in the field, tells Andrew Duffy what the future holds — and why he’s set up shop in … READ MORE

Miniature magnetic resonance in Edmonton

Microscopic gem the key to new development in magnetic lab-on-a-chip technology. Mark Freeman (seated), with Fatemeh Fani Sani (middle row left), Joseph Losby (top right) and team members have discovered a route to lab-on-a-chip … READ MORE
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